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  • Former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard Lee
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    Former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard Lee

    Howard Lee was the first African-American elected mayor in a majority-white southern city. Mr. Lee talked about serving as Chapel Hill’s mayor from 1969 to 1975 and explained the challenges he faced during…

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  • Slaves Suing for Their Freedom
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    Slaves Suing for Their Freedom

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor William G. Thomas III taught a class on some of the lawsuits brought by enslaved people who sued for their freedom in the antebellum period. He…

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  • emGreen Bookem and African American Tourism
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    Green Book and African American Tourism

    The film Green Book won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Picture and brought attention to issues faced by African Americans when traveling during the Jim Crow era. A panel of historians and local…

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  • Malcolm Xs Views on Africa
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    Malcolm X's Views on Africa

    American University professor Ibram Kendi taught a class about Malcolm X’s views on Africa. Professor Kendi argued that through the 1960s, Africa had been associated with a lack of…

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  • Erica Armstrong Dunbar Discusses the Life and Times of Harriet Tubman
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    She Came to Slay

    Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar talked about her book in which she recounted the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman.

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  • UNC Special Collections Enriching Voices Exhibit
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    UNC Special Collections "Enriching Voices" Exhibit

    Located in the North Carolina Collection Gallery, the “Enriching Voices” exhibit celebrated the contribution African Americans have made to North Carolina literature. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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  • emThe Price of Libertyem
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    The Price of Liberty

    In 1822, the American Colonization Society, along with the U.S. government, established a colony in West Africa as a location to relocate African Americans. In his book, The Price of Liberty, Claude Clegg…

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  • emSearching for Black Confederatesem
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    Searching for Black Confederates

    For decades, there have been claims that enslaved African Americans fought willingly on the side of the Confederates during the Civil War. In his book, Search for Black Confederates, Kevin Levin explained…

    2,745 views
  • emThe Courage to Leadem
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    The Courage to Lead

    Howard Lee was the first African-American elected mayor in a majority-white southern city. Mr. Lee talked about serving as Chapel Hill’s mayor from 1969 to 1975, and explained the challenges he faced during…

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  • African American History in Indianapolis
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    African American History in Indianapolis

    African Americans moved to Indianapolis shortly after the city became Indiana’s capital in 1825. Kisha Tandy, curator of Social History at the Indiana State Museum, toured the city to show the areas where…

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  • emBoss of the Gripsem
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    Boss of the Grips

    Historian Eric K. Washington recounted the life of James Williams, chief porter of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps in the early 1900s, who was the face of his African-American workforce…

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  • emStolenem
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    Stolen

    University of Maryland History Professor Richard Bell talked about his book, Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home, in which looked at the…

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  • African American History 1619 Through the Civil War
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    African American History, 1619 Through the Civil War

    American History TV visited the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond’s exhibit on 400 years of African American history. Curator Karen Sherry focused on the period between 1619 and…

    660 views
  • 400th Anniversary of Forced African Migration
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    400th Anniversary of Forced African Migration

    In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the beginning of forced migration of Africans to North America, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History hosted a panel discussion…

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  • Pasadena Black History Celebrations
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    Pasadena Black History Celebrations

    Kenny James, supervisor for the City of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation, talked about the city’s Black History Celebrations held annually since 1982. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made…

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  • National History Day  Katherine Johnson A Quiet Triumph in a White Mans World
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    National History Day - "Katherine Johnson, A Quiet Triumph in a White Man's World"

    Cathy Gorn described the National History Day contest held at the University of Maryland, College Park. Then, two seventh grade students from Cleveland, Ohio’s, Birchwood School of Hawken presented a 10-minute…

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  • NASA Research Mathematician Katherine Johnson
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    NASA Research Mathematician Katherine Johnson

    West Virginia native and West Virginia State University alumna Katherine Johnson played a pivotal role in NASA’s missions to put men in space and on the moon. West Virginia State University President Anthony…

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  • Booker T Washington
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    Booker T. Washington

    From the age of nine until he left to attend Hampton Institute, Booker T. Washington lived just outside of Charleston, West Vvirginia. In his book, Booker T. Washington’s Boyhood American Dream, Larry Rowe…

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  • emA Time of Terrorem
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    A Time of Terror

    During the summer of 1930, civil rights activist James Cameron (1914-2006) survived a lynching attempt at the age of 16 in Grant County, Indiana. Later in life, he founded America’s Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee.…

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  • emSearching for Black Confederatesem
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    Searching for Black Confederates

    Historian Kevin Levin talked about his book, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, in which he provided research that refutes claims that some African…

    643 views
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